Ulka Agarwal, MD

Staff Psychiatrist, Geo. Wash. U.

former Dir. of Clinical Research / Chief Medical Officer, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Ulka Agarwal, MD is a board-certified physician, specializing in psychiatry, nutrition and integrative medicine, presently serving as Staff Psychiatrist for George Washington University Student Health Center, Washington DC.  She previously served as Lead Physician at California State University East Bay campus, where she developed and led weekly plant-based nutrition groups for psychiatry patients, and an employee wellness program for campus staff and faculty.

Dr. Agarwal is the former Chief Medical Officer and Director of Clinical Research for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, where she designed and led clinical trials in conjunction with Dr. Neal Barnard, researching the effects of plant-based diets on chronic illnesses and mental health.  She authored or co-authored seven publications in peer-reviewed medical journals reporting on this work, dealing with obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, diabetic neuropathy, cancer, migraine, dementia, depression, anxiety and iron deficiency.

Dr. Agarwal completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Washington, and is a graduate of Dr. Andrew Weil’s Integrative Medicine Fellowship through the University of Arizona.  She also received a Plant-based Nutrition certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, and previously was recognized with a Dean’s Award from The Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.